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May 13, 1955- Mickey Mantle hits three consecutive 400+ foot homers

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In just his fifth season at the age of 22, baseball legend Mickey Mantle had already cemented himself as one of baseball’s best. Batting left-handed, Mantle hit his first of three homers in the first inning and drove in teammate Andy Carey for an RBI. His second homer came in the fifth inning when he hit a 407-foot blast into the right field stands, extending the Yankees lead to 4-0. As a switch-hitter, Mantle switched over to batting right-handed in the eighth inning to hit his farthest homer of the day, leading the Yankees to a 5-2 win over the Tigers. Mantle dominated the rest of the season, leading the league in on-base percentage, slugging percentage and home runs. He carried this momentum into the following season, winning AL MVP.

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Dylan Miller is currently a Junior at Colonia High School,he enjoys participating in sports,earning varsity letters in Cross Country,Winter Track and Spring Track. In addition to participating in sports, Dylan also follows the NFL,NBA and MLB. Scouting is a large part of Dylan’s extracurricular activities,while on his path to Eagle,he will learn more about leadership and communication. When he’s not busy in school or running,he enjoys watching TV shows like Ted Lasso,he also likes listening to sports analysts Colin Cowherd,Jim Rome or Dan Patrick. He aspires to get in the sports field 

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